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Patriot Fire Unit
Photo: Raytheon

State Department Approves $3.2 Billion Sale Of Patriot System To Sweden

The State Department approved a possible $3.2 billion Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Sweden of four Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units on Feb. 20. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered a required certification to Congress on Tuesday. Sweden requested four Patriot Confoguration-3+ Modernized Fire Units including four AN/MPQ-65 radar sets, four AN/MSQ-132 engagement control […]

An Mk 41 VLS launches an SM-6 off the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53). Photo: U.S. Navy.

State Department OKs Sale Of Naval Equipment And Weapons To Kuwait And Finland

The State Department approved two possible Foreign Military Sales (FMS) on Tuesday to Kuwait for $100 million in fast patrol boats and Finland for $70 million in MK 41 Vertical Launching Systems (VLS), respectively. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certifications to Congress on Feb. 20. Kuwait requested 15 fast patrol boats […]

Apache Helicopter with M-TADS/PNVS On Nose

Photo: Lockheed Martin

State Department Approves $1.2 Billion Apache Upgrade Deal With Netherlands

The State Department has approved three foreign military sales (FMS), including a $1.2 billion deal with the Netherlands for support to upgrade 28 AH-64D Block II Apache Attack Helicopters to the AH-64E configuration. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the proposed FMS on Tuesday, which includes requests for 51 new engines, seventeen Fire […]

An Arrow-3 interceptor is launched in central Israel for a flight test. (Photo: Israel Ministry of Defense)

U.S. and Israel Complete Flight Test Of Arrow-3 Missile Defense System

This article has been updated for clarity. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) successfully completed a flight test of the Arrow-3 missile defense system Monday, the agency said Feb. 19. Arrow-3 is designed to intercept ballistic missiles outside the atmosphere. The test had an Arrow-3 interceptor launched “and completed […]

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White House Blames Russian Military For NotPetya Global Cyber Attack

After months of conducting its due diligence, the U.S. government on Thursday attributed Russia’s military with a cyber-attack last summer that masqueraded as ransomware but in reality was meant to wipe clean infected computers worldwide and ended up costing companies and organizations billions of dollars in damage. The White House press office issued a statement […]

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Latvian Ministry Of Defence Purchases New Spike Missiles For $134.3 Million

The Latvian Ministry of Defence (MoD) purchased a new delivery of Spike anti-tank missiles on Feb. 12 for $134.3 million. EuroSpike GmbH will produce a variety of the fourth and fifth generation electro-optical Spike missile systems for the Latvia MoD, designed to improve its military’s high-precision and high-lethality capabilities. Spike missile systems are developed by […]

Orbital ATK's Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile, or AARGM, will be a new capability for Northrop Grumman. Photo: Orbital ATK

European Commission Okays Northrop Grumman Acquisition Of Orbital ATK

The European Commission has approved Northrop Grumman’s [NOC] pending $7.8 billion acquisition of Orbital ATK [OA], moving the deal one step closer to completion. Northrop Grumman said it is still awaiting the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to complete its review of the deal, which was announced last September. The company expects the acquisition to close […]

Northrop Grumman's Joint Threat Emitter. Photo: Northrop Grumman.

Saudi Arabia Awards Northrop Grumman $75 Million For Joint Threat Emitter Support

Saudi Arabia has awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] a $75 million deal to deliver support services for the company’s Joint Threat Emitter (JTE) electronic warfare threat simulator. Under the deal, announced Thursday, Northrop Grumman will provide further support for the multi-threat, mobile simulator, which is used to train military personnel to counter EW attacks. “Highly advanced […]

Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.).

House Passes Bill To Improve Cyber Security Cooperation With Ukraine

The House passed a bill late Wednesday to improve cyber security cooperation with Ukraine, after the bill’s sponsor urged the White House to consider the international partnership as a critical step for assessing future election and infrastructure cyber threats. Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the bipartisan Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act, which calls on the State Department to […]

The CH-53K King Stallion arrives at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River on June 30, 2017.  Photo courtesy U.S. Navy. (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin Sikorsky Pairs With Rheinmetall for German Helo Competition

Lockheed Martin [LMT] said Tuesday its Sikorsky division has signed a strategic teaming agreement with Germany’s Rheinmetall to bid the CH-53K helicopter for the German Air Force helicopter competition, where it is battling against the Boeing [BA] CH-47. Rheinmetall is the lead teammate in its bid, Sikorsky said. “With Rheinmetall as the strategic partner for […]